A MESSAGE FOR THESE UNPRECEDENTED TIMES

The whole world feels uncertain right now, but that doesn’t have to stop you from building something phenomenal. I’m still speaking live with companies around the world right from home—yup, the same one I built with my kids by watching YouTube videos. You’ll feel the gritty reality of not only taking on something everyone says is impossible, but succeeding at it. This is motivation with a takeaway for huge action.
 
Yes, things have changed, but we can all keep building.

ONE OF TODAY'S MOST IN DEMAND SPEAKERS — IN-PERSON & ONLINE


"Cara is an extraordinary person with an extraordinary story to match."

—YouTube’s Global Leadership Team
 

BUILD THE LIFE YOU WANT

Cara uses real-life examples from her unconventional construction site and shares stories of teamwork, perseverance, and overcoming incredible odds. Her tactics of self-empowerment show how to blend an imperfect mix of personalities, talents, and temperaments into a cohesive, unstoppable team. Cara will challenge your team to set and achieve larger goals.

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"Our group was left inspired, motivated, and without a dry eye."

—FORTUNE 500 TECHNOLOGY GROUP
 
CHALLENGE YOUR ATTENDEES TO BUILD SOMETHING BIG
 

Whether you’re planning a keynote presentation to motivate, a workshop to spark ideas, or dinner entertainment – you want your audience to come away with new understanding and a different attitude. I will work with you to plan a presentation that highlights your theme. Together, we'll shift attitudes toward bolder, inspired action.


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01 / FOR EVERYONE
RISE & RESILIENCE - THE TRUE STORY

Cara Brookins didn’t know how to build a house. But when she and her four children went through desperate times, she used YouTube tutorials to build one. Fueled by a strong will to rebuild their lives, Cara and her kids mixed the concrete, raised the walls, even ran the plumbing and gas lines.

In this motivational talk, Cara shares behind the scenes disasters and victories that show how an unlikely person can reach past doubts and fears to do the extraordinary. This story of grit and determination pushes audiences to tackle hard things.


 
 
02 / FOR PRODUCTIVITY
HOW TO GET UN-STUCK

With much of the world feeling stuck because of a global health pandemic, author and speaker Cara Brookins helps rebuild the confidence and enthusiasm we need to get “unstuck.” Sharing her real-life story of the desperate times that led her and her children to build their own house using YouTube tutorials, Cara demonstrates tools that anyone can use to turn that feeling of being overwhelmed into one of bold action.

During her virtual presentation, Cara brings attendees into the very home she built, inspiring them to overcome inertia and rebuild their lives.


 
 
03 / FOR LEADERS & TEAMS
BUILD UNSTOPPABLE TEAMS

Cara Brookins was a senior software developer for 20 years, she also worked with a major publishing team, but it was her work with a construction crew comprised of her four young children that taught her how to build an unstoppable team. As she took on the challenge of building her own home by hand, Cara realized success depended on building a culture that rewarded innovation and invited mistakes.

Through construction stories that are sometimes humorous and at times harrowing, attendees learn to focus on action. Cara shares how every member of your team can work to create a workplace culture where every team member is empowered to figure things out and embrace the process of action and change.


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“Cara captivated the entire room, addressing themes that we wanted her to touch on (e.g. leadership, teamwork, resilience) and did it with humanity and humor…all the while making it so relatable and human.”

—YouTube’s Global Leadership Team
 
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“She inspired. She uplifted. And she thoroughly convinced our attendees that they can accomplish far more than they believe is possible.”


—Utah Association of Counties
 
ORGANIZATIONS I'VE WORKED WITH

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RONDA ESTRIDGE, KEPPLER SPEAKERS


My agent Ronda Estridge & the rest of the team at Keppler Speakers will guide you through the booking process. If you ever need to reach me directly, you can ALWAYS email me personally at [email protected]

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OUR TIME ISN'T LIMITED TO THE STAGE.

I love attending pre-event receptions to meet with your board, sponsors, and all the people who worked hard to create a one-of-a-kind experience for attendees. And I always enjoy being accessible to all attendees before and after a presentation.

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